Author: Mike Garrity

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VoxelBox

20 years ago this fall I retired from graphics hardware development. After we closed the doors at Stardent, John and I looked around and decided that the future of computer graphics was on the...

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MeshLab

There were a lot of people doing 3D scanning at SIGGRAPH this year. Chris stopped and talked to several of them and came back with several scans like this one: I’d like to print...

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Stanley Park

We stayed in Vancouver an extra day after SIGGRAPH finished. It was a beautiful day, so we rented bikes and set off to explore Stanley Park. It’s an amazing place; a thousand acres on the...

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SIGGRAPH Pioneers

There’s a group within SIGGRAPH called the Pioneers. They’re people who’ve been part of the SIGGRAPHH community for more than 20 years. I’ve been a member for a couple of years now because they’re...

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DeltaWing Racing Car

One of the most interesting racing car designs in recent years is the DeltaWing. It was designed as an Indy car when the IRL was looking for a standard chassis. Dallara won that contract,...

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Salps

On our last day on Block Island, the beach was covered with these things: They’re clear and squishy, and about the size of a marble. I’ve seen them once or twice before on Plum...

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Goodbye Greeny

23 years ago, Massachusetts switched from one green license plate to two red ones. There were good reasons for this, but a lot of people have resisted the change. I didn’t go as far...

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Byron the Bulb goes Web 2.0

If you’ve read Gravity’s Rainbow, you’ll remember the story of Byron the Bulb (if not you can read the excerpt here). He’s a conscious, immortal light bulb who was born in Budapest before the...

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What’s the French for Encore?

One of the events in Boston every summer is the Bastille Day party at the French Library. We’d always heard that it was great fun. They close off part of Marlborough street and have...